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Scandic Backadal
Ranked #35 of 67 Hotels in Gothenburg
Tonsberg, Norway
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

We have been here two times with children. It is an average standard hotel with affordable prices. Children recieve a small gift when you check in. A playroom with playstation and a drawingtable in the lobby was fun for the kids.It`s easy to find this hotel and it`s just ten minutes from the city center. A bit dull and old room, but with good beds. Excellent breakfast with healthy, organic choices as well as bacon, pancakes and danish... The service was good, the room clean and the pool small but nice. Very low standard dressing room but the poolroom was ok. We had a view over the highway, not very exciting, but no noise either, it was quiet in the room at night.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Montceau les Mines, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2011

A very good stay in this hotel; very warm welcome, very nice attention in the room in this Christmas period with special drinks, chocolate and cakes.
A good quality restaurant with a nice buffet for diner at a raisonnable price.
Breakfast was somptuous, large choice, good quality and pleasant.
Swimming pool is also interesting even if smal when 5 swimmers inside!
Next time in Göteborg sur I will stay there.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Drammen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Visited Sweden from Norway by car with two small kids (4/6). We chose this hotel because it was the cheapest, despite the distance from the city center. The location turned out to be no drawback. Access from the highway was super easy, and parking was without problem and without cost. We could even see our car from the window in 4th floor. For budget eating and shopping, the hotel is next to a Statoil, 5 minutes walk from a shopping centre, and 5 minutes drive from IKEA :-) Just outside the hotel there is a bus stop for the local bus, which by transfer connects you to the main bus and tram network. However, I would recommend you instead walk up to the highway, where the express runs, for faster access downtown. The hotel serves a rich breakfast, impressive. On the ground floor there is a large and clean swimming pool, with equipment for the kids available. The room, standard family category, was equipped with four full size beds, fully sufficient for our needs. I hope we can go back to this hotel one day.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

This is a good hotel if you're ok about not being smack in the centre of the city. Once you understand the bus system then it's fine.

It's not the best setting, you overlook an out of town shopping centre - and below is a all-night petrol station. But the rooms are ok, the bathrooms are nice and it's clean. The best thing about it is the fantastic breakfast buffet - and take good advantage of it too! When you see the prices you have to pay for everything then you'll understand why. We probably ate far too much for breakfast but found it could last us through to evening, with possibly a snack midday.

Getting There
Once you arrive at the airport - Landvetter in our case, you need to get the Airport bus. You can't pay by cash on there. You need to get a ticket or pay by credit card with the driver. It's 80 SEK single into the city and you'll get off at the end of the line at Central Station. You then need to cross the road - you'll see a big 5 on the side of a shopping centre - walk through and when you see an Information Desk - walk forward and buy a bus ticket from the Pressbryn (I think that's how you spell it) it's a newsagents. Then go back to the Information Desk and turn left to the outside. You will see two bus stops with shelters - then go further down and you'll see two benches - this is where you'll wait to get the Gron Express - this is the bus you'll need to get to the stop for the hotel - you need Backadalsmotet. It's out of town - but when you sort this out you'll be able to get around. It took us a while as the hotel website says the bus goes from Central Stations - it doesn't!!!!

The hotel itself is clean, the staff seem quite pleasant and it's quite modern. The corridors have seen some wear but I think it was well worth what we paid.

Gothenburg itself was a nice city, very clean and the people very helpful and chatty.

We managed to find the only pub in Gothenburg - next to the big market hall. 7 ans I think it was called. It's not the best place if you're a veggie - although there are a couple of good places in Haga if you're down at that end of the city.

I'd recommend this place - certainly if you've got a car, but for me I'd want to be in the centre if I went back.

Room Tip: We didn't need to have the windows open as it wasn't too hot - but if it's hot and you h...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2011

Hotel is clean and serves nice breakfast. Two nights of stay was comfortable, would have been better, if free tea-coffee facility would have been in the room and not at the reception..

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Haifa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Pretty agree with previous reviewers. Good things are breakfast, parking, kids playroom, free Internet and a service of course. Not so good - room size, lack of air conditioning (however in August it doesn't seem to be a problem).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2011

We have stayed at this hotel while passing by several times before, many years ago. This time we booked 2 rooms, being 4 adults and 1 child.

The breakfast was great, as ever, and it is nice to have 1-2 kids for free in the room as well. It had ben a very warm day (first weekend in aug), so our rooms were very warm when we checked in. The rooms, beds and bathrooms were up to the standard, but the traffic noise from the highway was a nuisance. We had to sleep with wide open windows, to try to cool the rooms down. OK hotel when You are passing by or staying 2 days in Giothenburg, but nothing more. Slow lifts with low capacity, while the indoor parking is a real bonus.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Scandic Backadal
Address: Backebolsvagen | Hisings Backa, Gothenburg 422 53, Sweden
Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandic Backadal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 232
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven-story Hotel on the island of Hisingen, 5 km north of town center via Highway E6. ... more   less 
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